This play may well cost Jayson Werth quite a bit of time this season.
Albert Pujols ends the most famous slump in baseball with this fifth-inning home run on Sunday — his first as an Angel.
Doing his part
Giants center fielder Angel Pagan scored during the fourth inning Sunday, one of the Giants' three runs in the game's first nine innings against Milwaukee. The run would be pivotal, as the Brewers also scored three, leading to two extra innings before the Giants won 4-3.
At least somebody's playing
For a while Sunday, it appeared the birds may be the only ones getting a game in at Wrigley Field. But the skies ultimately cleared, the Dodgers and Cubs went extra innings, and LA lost after the bullpen imploded, falling 4-2 in 11 on a bases-loaded walk.
Happ-less in Houston
J.A. Happ delivers a pitch in the first inning Sunday against the Cardinals. Happ gave up six runs (five earned) in five innings as the champs routed Houston, 8-1.
One of those days
Adam Jones is unable to come up with an eighth-inning fly ball Sunday at Fenway, just one play in a game that featured little defense. In fact, the winning pitcher in the 9-6, 17-inning marathon was Baltimore DH Chris Davis, who threw two scoreless innings of relief to offset his 0-for-8 day at the plate. Outfielder Darnell McDonald (1 IP, 3 R) took the loss for Boston.
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Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez after hitting a double during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson receives congratulations from first baseman Prince Fielder after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish walks on the field during warm-ups before a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians.
Up and over
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker falls over Cincinnati Reds' Chris Heisey as he throws to first complete the double play on a ground ball by Todd Frazier. The Reds won 5-0.
Oakland A's designated hitter Jonny Gomes and third baseman Brandon Inge congratulate each other after they scored runs in the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
New York Yankees' Robinson Cano is congratulated by Mark Teixeira following his grand slam in the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals. Curtis Granderson, left, scored on the home run.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Wieland throws during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks celebrates hitting a grand slam off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter.
Andres Torres of the New York Mets celebrates after scoring in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field.
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Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox applies the tag late on Nick Markakis of the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.
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Sign of surrender?
New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda yields two runs in the first inning and exits in a 5-1 loss at Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday. Kuroda fell to 2-4 and left in the fifth inning after allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks.
Houston second baseman Jose Altuve and outfielder Justin Maxwell high-five after an 8-2 victory over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. The Astros have won five in a row for the first time since late 2010.
What's that on ...
... your forehead? It's a sunflower seed Tampa Bay slugger Carlos Pena must not be aware of during the Rays' 4-3 loss to Oakland in 12 innings on Saturday. Pena went 2-for-5 with a homer, but it was Jonny Gomes' solo shot in the top of the 12th that was the difference as the visiting A's prevailed.
Where's the ball?
Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks loses the ball as he attempts to tag Rays designated hitter Luke Scott at Tropicana Field. It was a tough night at the plate for both players: Weeks went 0-for-6, while Scott was 0-for-5.
Reeling it in
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout makes a diving catch off a fly ball hit by Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia in the third inning of the Angels 6-2 home win on Saturday. At the plate, Trout added a homer, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs.
Nice try, but ...
Atlanta's Brian McCann gets tagged out by Colorado third baseman Chris Nelson in the bottom of the second inning on Saturday. McCann went 2-for-4 in the Braves' 13-9 victory.
Paramedics prepare to transport an injured fan (top center) after putting her in a neck brace when she was hit by a foul ball at Coors Field on Saturday.
Texas' Alberto Gonzalez lifts the helmet off Adrian Beltre after Beltre hit a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning at Cleveland on Saturday. The Rangers won 5-2.
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco throws out New York Mets' Johan Santana at first base during the fourth inning Saturday in New York. The Mets won the game, 4-3.
Milwaukee Brewers' Alex Gonzalez steals second base under San Francisco Giants shortstop Joaquin Arias during the second inning Saturday in San Francisco. Gonzalez was injured on the play, left the game and was given a brace and crutches. An MRI is planned for Monday. It's the fourth game in a row that the Brewers have lost a player to injury.
Catcher in flight
Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila slides under Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski to score from second base on a single by Andy Dirks in the second inning Saturday in Detroit. The White Sox went on to score twice in the ninth to come back and beat the Tigers, 3-2.
Phillies @ Nationals
ashington Nationals' Jayson Werth (28) is congratulated by teammates Gio Gonzalez (47) and Stephen Lombardozzi (1) as scores on a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Saturday, May 5, 2012. The Nationals won 7-1.
Out at the plate
Catcher Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies tags Danny Espinosa of the Washington Nationals out at the plate in the fifth inning Saturday at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals, however, scored plenty of other times, defeating the Phils, 7-1.
Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides safely into third base with a steal after Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart dropped the ball during the fifth inning Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Gordon then scored on Matt Kemp's sacrifice fly and the first-place Dodgers went on to beat the Cubbies, 5-1.
Dodgers @ Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp catches a fly ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Geovany Soto during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Ahead of the tag
Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis beats the tag at home plate by Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Aaron Cook during the second inning Saturday at Fenway Park. Cook was injured on the play — he got cut on his left knee — but he opted to stay in the game. Cook, who only lasted 2 2/3 innings, said he received 11 stitches after the game, which was won by the Orioles, 8-2.
Out of his grasp
Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia faile to catch a ball against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning at Fenway Park on May 5.
On the bubble
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos investigates a bubble from his gum during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
It's all a blur
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan throws out Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler at Progressive Field on May 4.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jamey Carroll, left, catches the ball before putting a tag on Seattle Mariners' Brendan Ryan for the second out in a double play in the second inning Friday in Seattle. Justin Smoak was out at first.
Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki leaps to snag a fly ball from Minnesota Twins' Danny Valencia in the eighth inning Friday in Seattle.
Can't hang on
San Diego Padres' Orlando Hudson steals second as Miami Marlins second baseman Omar Infante drops the ball in the third inning Friday in San Diego.
Slide, no crash
Miami Marlins catcher Brett Hayes waits for the ball as San Diego Padres' Anthony Bass bears down on home plate before sliding in safely in the fifth inning Friday in San Diego.
Hard hit, nothing to show
Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols lines out to the shortstop as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis watches during the fourth inning Friday in Anaheim, Calif.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter during the fourth inning Friday in Anaheim, Calif.
He also plays defense
Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper makes a play for a ball in foul territory off the bat of Phildelphia Phillies' Juan Pierre during the sixth inning Friday at Nationals Park in Washington. The Nationals won 4-3.
Kickin' up dirt
Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper hits the ground and is unable to hold onto the ball hit off the bat of Philadelphia Phillies' Juan Pierre in foul territory during the sixth inning Friday at Nationals Park in Washington. The Nationals won 4-3 in 11 innings.
Wild pitch leads to run
Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez scores under the tag attempt of San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum after Lincecum's wild pitch during the first inning Friday in San Francisco.
Failed steal attempt
Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward is tagged out trying to steal third base by Colorado Rockies third baseman Jonathan Herrera during the fourth inning Friday in Denver.
Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez slides safely in to score before the tag attempt by San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (left) as the Brewers' Alex Gonzalez signals to Gomez to slide. Giants catcher Buster Posey makes the late throw to Lincecum, whose wild pitch initiated the play.
Can the ump see the tag?
St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese slides under the tag by Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie for a double during the third inning Friday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Whoa, one at a time
Houston Astros' Jordan Schafer is greeted in the dugout after scoring from third base on a single by Carlos Lee against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning Friday in Houston.
Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Luke Scott hits a two-RBI single in the third inning Friday against the Oakland Athletics at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Rare A's highlight
Oakland Athletics' Jonny Gomes slides into second base with a second-inning double Friday off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price in St. Petersburg, Fla. Price would have the last laugh, however, as he struck out 12 A's in Tampa Bay's 7-2 win.
Beats the tag
Colorado Rockies' Jonathan Herrera beats the tag by Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones to steal third during the first inning Friday in Denver.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Chris Heisey blocks the plate and tags Pittsburgh Pirates' Garrett Jones out to end the fourth inning Friday in Pittsburgh. Garrett was attempting to score from first on a double to left field by Pirates' Clint Barmes.
How many beers?
Fans celebrate catching a foul ball during the Pittsburgh Pirates game Friday against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Teixeira tags one
New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira hits a two-run home run during the first inning Friday against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Replace your divot
Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur misses a fly ball hit by New York Yankees' Andruw Jones during the second inning Friday in Kansas City, Mo.
Hit in the head? No
New York Mets' Andres Torres tries to beat the throw to second base as Arizona Diamondbacks' Willie Bloomquist waits for the ball during the third inning Friday in New York. Torres was out on the play.
Out of reach
New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis can't catch the ball as Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Gerardo Parra slides during the first inning Friday at Citi Field in New York.
Over the fence
Chicago White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo leaps up on the wall in left field but can't catch the home run hit by Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila during the fourth inning Friday at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham makes a play during the sixth inning Friday against the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Cleveland Indians' Johnny Damon jumps but cannot make the catch on a double hit by Texas Rangers' Mitch Moreland in the third inning Friday in Cleveland.
Not a happy look
Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley looks at the umpire after being caught stealing second base to end the second inning Friday against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
Boston Red Sox's Kelly Shoppach (10) is forced at second base as Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy jumps over him trying to get a double play while second baseman Robert Andino, below, watches from the dirt during the fourth inning Friday at Fenway Park in Boston.
Score on wild pitch
Boston Red Sox's Cody Ross scores on a wild pitch thrown by Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (left) during the second inning Friday at Fenway Park in Boston.
Beach ball bingo
A security guard runs off the field with two beach balls thrown into the outfield during the sixth inning Friday between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Kemp can do
Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, the National League player of the month for April, scores as Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto bobbles the ball during the eighth inning Friday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto strikes out Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez for the final out of a complete-game 6-1 win Friday in Pittsburgh.